Arab League chairman calls for int'l efforts to end IS group

Xinhua , Monday 28 Jun 2021

'We have seen recently worrying signals of the return of the IS networks with new mechanisms,' Aboul-Gheit said, mentioning the dangerous escalation in Syria and Iraq

 Ahmed Aboul-Gheit
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. Reuters

Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday warned against the return of the Islamic State (IS) networks and called for international efforts to end the extremist group, according to AL's statement.

Addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat IS group in Rome, Aboul-Gheit said that forming an international action unit is the key solution to uprooting the IS group and eliminating any chances for the reemergence of cross-border threats.

"We have seen recently worrying signals of the return of the IS networks with new mechanisms," he said, mentioning the dangerous escalation in Syria and Iraq that have witnessed "intensive terrorist attacks in the past few months."

Eradicating the IS grouo depends on joint international actions, especially at the level of information exchange and supporting local security forces that carry out field operations, he said.

Also, it is important to limit the IS group recruitment of youths, Aboul-Gheit added. 

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